23 Jan '16, 12pm

The EPA's Clean Power Plan Increases Importance Of Wind And Solar In Achieving Carbon Emissions Reduction Targ...

The EPA's Clean Power Plan Increases Importance Of Wind And Solar In Achieving Carbon Emissions Reduction Targ...

The final U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan contains a number of significant differences from the proposed plan the agency presented in June 2014. The most eye-catching change is an increase in the carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction target to 32% from 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. Attending this more aggressive target is a two-year extension in the deadline for utilities to begin compliance from 2020 to 2022. The fundamental objective of the Clean Power Plan is the phasing out of coal-fired power plants in favor of low- or zero-emission sources, such as natural gas, nuclear, solar and wind. The final plan establishes two rates for source-specific CO2 emission sources – one for coal- and oil-fueled steam plants and another for natural gas-fueled combined cycle plants. Rather than setting up state-specific rates, the final plan establishes a single s...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/the-epas-clean-power-plan-inc...

Tweets

CEMSecretariat: #China to increase #wind & #sol...

renewableenergyworld.com 23 Jan '16, 2pm

Renewable Energy World (North America Edition)

Cleaning up cement industry emissions with carb...

businessgreen.com 23 Jan '16, 11am

Cement manufacturing is one of the most carbon emissions intensive industries on the planet, but a handful of innovative c...

US Chamber Gets It Wrong Again In New Clean Pow...

cleantechnica.com 23 Jan '16, 11am

Nice summary. New tech revolutions are never led by the old incumbents of business. They’re too busy protecting the old bu...

In recent years, Brazil has been wide...

e360.yale.edu 23 Jan '16, 3pm

Why Brazil’s New Pledges On Carbon Emissions Fall Short Brazil has won international acclaim for curbing deforestation. Bu...

via @grist

grist.org 22 Jan '16, 5pm

Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied motions to stay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Won...

DC Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Stay of Clea...

renewableenergyworld.com 22 Jan '16, 3pm

Renewable Energy World (North America Edition)

Launch of largest power plants in Australia dou...

renewableenergyfocus.com 22 Jan '16, 11am

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton says the landmark projects will make it easier for others to follow. “A...

Carbon Capture: 'Only Realistic and Affordable Way to Dramatically Reduce Emissions'

Carbon Capture: 'Only Realistic and Affordable ...

ecowatch.com 23 Jan '16, 2am

“Scaling up any new technology is difficult, but it’s that much harder if you’re working in billion-dollar chunks,” Reiner...

More #wind power was installed in 4th quarter 2...

awea.org 27 Jan '16, 8pm

American wind power posts second strongest quarter ever, readies to help states meet Clean Power Plan affordably Full pres...

#Snowmaggedon2016 may cause power outages. Gene...

epa.gov 23 Jan '16, 3pm

Communities should plan ahead to handle exceptionally large amounts of disaster debris from damaged or destroyed buildings...

Solar & Wind Have Won Energy Technology Race, S...

cleantechnica.com 26 Jan '16, 3pm

There is no doubt that the Energiewende has had its critics. Most, unsurprisingly, are associated with the fossil fuel and...

Coalition of States Asks US Supreme Court to St...

renewableenergyworld.com 27 Jan '16, 4pm

Renewable Energy World (North America Edition)

Solar Power Now Cheaper Than Coal In India, Say...

cleantechnica.com 22 Jan '16, 4pm

The latest auction of solar energy capacity in India has achieved a new record low price of 4.34 rupees/kWh, prompting the...